Cobol Developer


Charlotte, NC

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 166 days ago

  by    Bhanu Pandey

This job is no longer available.

Position: COBOL DB2Developer

Location: Charlotte NC

Duration:18 Months

Type of Hire: Contract

Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Provides intermediate level system analysis, design, development, and implementation of data services for Web-based systems.

·        Integrates third party products as needed.

·        Thoroughly understands and applies Vanguard’s IT Navigator development methodology.

·        Thoroughly understands and applies Vanguard’s Architecture standards, including all Information Security policies and procedures.

·        Verifies all deliverables meet Methodology and Information Security requirements. 

·        Translates technical specifications, and/or logical and physical design into code for new or enhancement projects (for internal or external clients).   

·        Develops code that reuses subroutines or objects, is well structured, includes sufficient comments, and is easy to maintain.   

·        Writes programs, ad hoc queries, and reports. 

·        Elevates code into the development, test, and Production environments on schedule. Provides follow up Production support when needed.

·        Submits change control requests and documents. 

·        Participates in design, code, and test inspections throughout life cycle to identify issues and ensure methodology compliance.   

·        Participates in systems analysis activities, including system requirements analysis and definition, e.g. prototyping, and logical and physical design.

·        Participates in other meetings, such as those for use case creation and analysis.

·        Writes the system/technical portion of assigned deliverables.

·        Assists technical team members with the system/technical portion of their deliverables, e.g., systems testers, test plans. On small teams, the developer may write these items.   

·        Performs unit testing and writes appropriate unit test plans to ensure requirements are satisfied.

·        Assists in integration, systems, acceptance, and other related testing as needed.   

·        Develops understanding of client business functions and technology needs.

·        Develops understanding of Vanguard's tools, technologies, and applications/databases, including those that interface with business area and systems. 

·        Complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established milestones.  

·        Complies with Retail Systems policies and procedures including attendance and weekly time and status reporting.     

·        Understands and adheres to Vanguard’s Diversity mission and policies.   

·        Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Technical Skills:

·        Demonstrated track record of strong database analysis, data access design and implementation capabilities

·        Demonstrated proficiency in COBOL and DB2 including:

o   Structured Query language (SQL).

o   Embedded SQL.

o   Stored Procedure development.

o   DB2 Batch Programming (Large/Small).

o   Proficiency with Easytrieve. 

o   Intermediate to advanced understanding and knowledge of DB2 relational database and its constructs including creating and using a Physical Model 

o   Working knowledge of DB2associated tools:

o   BMC.

o   Omegamon.

o   JCL.


o   Performance tuning.

o   Knowledge and experience with MQ Series.

Other Competencies:

·        Five years developer or systems analyst experience.

·        Strong, demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills.

·        Strong planning and organizational skills.

·        Strong written and oral communication skills.

·        Strong mainframe/host development skills.